Off the Wall

Tonight features two outstanding games to open the NRL premiership.

The Broncos v Cowboys game is close to a 50,000 plus sell out and will triumph in the ratings in Brisbane and Regional Queensland. The Dragons v Storm game will rate very well in Sydney.

But how about Melbourne, into which News Limited, and the NRL, tip untold millions each year? And how about Melbourne given that the ARU is clearly seriously considering locating the next Super 14 or 15 team?

Well, it might be a new premiership year, new coaches, different player line ups, and new rules, and even two referees, but there are some things that never change - and Nine